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Got something to say about Privacy? You could win $4,000 through this new scholarship program

Our friends at ExpressVPN have a new scholarship for U.S.-based undergraduates and high school students keen on sharing their thoughts about online privacy with a global audience. Here's what you need to do to enter.

Are you a U.S. university undergrad, or attend a U.S. high school? Got something interesting to say about our online privacy? Well, a new scholarship program from our friends at ExpressVPN may be right up your alley.

The VPN provider has just launched its Future of Privacy Scholarship, an essay contest offering $4000 in prizes and an opportunity for you to place your thoughts on privacy before a global audience.

The program is open to anyone of any age enrolled in a high school or undergraduate school located in the United States, and there is no need to be a U.S. citizen in order to apply.

To enter, pick one (and only one) of the following topics, write an original 450-600 word essay about it in English, and send your entry to [email protected] before the August 31, 2016 deadline:

  • Essay Topic 1: We Own the Future - Picture yourself in 2050. How will the evolution of the Internet affect our social structure and/or the authority governments have over citizens?
  • Essay Topic 2: Privacy Advocates - Discuss the logic of this famous quote by Edward Snowden: “Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say.”
  • Essay Topic 3: Privacy in Real Life - As you go about your life, think of three ways privacy, or a lack thereof, impacts you personally. Would you be better off or worse if the situation were reversed?

There are a few other rules and stipulations you should be aware of — so we recommend carefully reading over the information on ExpressVPN’s website before entering.

Remember, it’s never been more important to speak up and take part in the debate over privacy, our digital rights, and the fight against censorship, and this is a great opportunity for you to get your voice out there. We’re looking forward to reading what the competition winners have to say, and to sharing their thoughts with our community.

To learn more about how you can take part, visit ExpressVPN’s website right here:

Please note that OpenMedia is not affiliated with this scholarship program (although we’re delighted to help spread the word about it) — so any enquiries about the program itself should be directed to the organizers at ExpressVPN.

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